Asian Chicken Soup Recipe

Asian Chicken Soup - healthy and low-carb chicken soup recipe with Asian rice noodles, herbs and ingredients. This is comfort food for the soul. So easy to make and delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian Chicken Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 259 kcal


  • 2 oz. rice noodles or vermicelli
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce, plus more for serving
  • 2 inch galangal or ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 1 bunch fresh Asian basil leaves
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • 1/2 jalapeno, sliced


  1. Soak noodles according to package instructions. 

  2. In a large pot, combine chicken broth, fish sauce, soy sauce, and galangal/ginger and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until galangal or ginger is fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Add more fish sauce to taste. Stir in chicken and rice noodles and cook until the rice noodles are cooked through, about 2 minutes. 

  3. Divide the soup among 3 bowls; top with scallion, cilantro, basil, cherry tomatoes, basil and jalapeno. Serve with lime wedges and soy sauce as the dipping sauce for the shredded chicken. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Everyday Food, January/February 2012.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Chicken Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 2472mg 103%
Potassium 665mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 45.8%
Calcium 5%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.